Empire State Exploration: Finding New Yorkers Online (Winter)

Monday, February 12 - Wednesday, February 14
via Zoom
Sponsored by New York Genealogical and Biographical Society

Searching for your New York ancestors online? Explore how to use search engines (such as Google) alongside key websites such as FamilySearch and Ancestry and online newspapers and digital collections. These unique sessions will include guided tours of key online resources and one-on-one consultations, enabling you to focus on your research. These sessions are ideal for those desiring to learn how to better explore the Empire State through online resources and will be applicable to any time period or area within New York State.

Online sessions include:

  • Lectures on a range of topics
  • Individual consultation sessions with guest expert genealogists
  • Group Q&A periods

Courses run 11:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., ET each day.

This same course will be offered July 22–24, 2024, for those who cannot attend the winter sessions.

Course Fee

  • NYG&B Member Early Registration: $399
  • General Registration: $469

Consultant Bios

Kerri Tannenbaum is a professional genealogist and researcher who works with people looking to learn more about their family history. Like a detective, she investigates clues, connects the dots, and aims to solve a family mystery by providing new discoveries that bring an ancestor's stories to life. Kerri is a graduate of the prestigious Boston University Certificate Program in Genealogical Research and the ProGen Study Group. She is also the founder of Family Dot Connector, LLC.

D. Joshua Taylor, MA, MLS, FUGA, is the president of the New York Genealogical & Biographical Society (NYG&B). A nationally known and recognized genealogist, Joshua was named president of the NYG&B in 2016 and is an officer, trustee ex officio, on NYG&B’s Board of Trustees. Previously, Joshua held senior leadership positions with Findmypast and the New England Historic Genealogical Society and has volunteered in leadership positions for the Federation of Genealogical Societies and other organizations. A prolific author and popular speaker, Joshua has been a coordinator for courses at the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy and the Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh and is the recipient of RootsTech’s Distinguished Presenter Award. He has been a featured genealogist on Who Do You Think You Are? and was a host on the PBS series Genealogy Roadshow. Joshua holds a Master of Library Science degree in archival management and a Master of Arts degree in history from Simmons College. In 2017, Joshua was named as one of Library Journal’s Movers and Shakers, and in 2022, he was named as a Fellow of the Utah Genealogical Association.

About Empire State Exploration

The Empire State Exploration program is an ideal interactive experience for tracing New York ancestors online under the guidance of genealogy experts. Participants join a small online group of fellow researchers for three daylong, at-home sessions of guided research and learning. Each online session is held live and features a special guest expert genealogist, lectures, individual consultation sessions, and group Q&A periods. Participants have access to materials for 30 days following the program.

See all 2024 Empire State Exploration courses.